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(26-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Three Chinese nationals charged with attempting to traffic four Cambodian teenagers to China told the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday that the they were trying to help their friends find wives and that the teenagers had willingly agreed to travel to China.

(26-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

A spokesman for the National Assembly on Monday said civil society groups may still have a chance to meet with lawmakers over a controversial draft law that aims to regulate the country’s multimillion dollar NGO sector before it goes to a vote.

(26-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Military police opened fire on Monday in Poipet City during a demonstration by handcart-pullers demanding that customs officials stop charging them arbitrary fees to transport goods back and forth across the Cambodian-Thai border.

(25-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

On Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet could approve a controversial law that aims to regulate the country’s multimillion-dollar NGO sector and which has been years in the works, clearing its way for an imminent vote by the National Assembly’s lawmakers.

(25-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Nearly 400 families who claim land within an area slated for a $3-billion development project on Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva Peninsula will be granted a collective 28-hectare slice of the land, according to the district governor.

(25-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Police arrested an American man Friday night in Phnom Penh after they allegedly caught him sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in the presence of two other underage girls, an official and an NGO said Sunday.

(25-May-2015 / The Cambodia Daily)

Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said Sunday that he supports the prosecution of social media users who insult government officials, after a government spokesman requested such action last week in letters to the ministries of interior and telecommunications.

(25-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Rights group Licadho said yesterday that they are planning to make inquiries with the Interior Ministry after receiving reports about the deteriorating health of an imprisoned member of Denmark-based dissident group Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF).

(25-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

Cambodia's booming garment sector is a hotbed of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination, rights advocates said yesterday, as the industry’s employers association plans to co-host training sessions aimed at curbing the long-running problem.

(25-May-2015 / Phnom Penh Post)

A suspected human trafficker was tried on Friday at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court over allegations that she imprisoned and exploited a woman she had promised work in Malaysia. E Thavreak, presiding judge at the municipal court, said 41-year-old Huy Sreynang had been charged with “unlawful recruitment for exploitation” under the Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation.